Fypon, a Baltimore company that makes urethane and PVC products, suggests “20 home improvement projects in just 20 minutes” each.

Fypon, a Baltimore company that makes urethane and PVC products, suggests “20 home improvement projects in just 20 minutes” each.

I’m pretty sure it will take most more than 20 minutes from start to finish, but the ideas are interesting. Here are a few that might work on your abode:

Wrap metal supports in a finished basement with PVC column wraps.

Use Victorian-style nips and spires to accent exterior areas, fencing and gated areas.
Upgrade the look of a boring kitchen island with decorative brackets or corbels as accent pieces.

Add a urethane pineapple, the international sign of hospitality, above your front entry door.

Dress up a porch area by adding brackets to porch posts.

Cover up unsightly wooden porch posts with a semi-assembled, two-piece classic-style PVC column wrap.

Install carved leaf or grapevine brackets under kitchen countertops and shelves to add dimension and visual appeal to the room.

Add a two-piece urethane ceiling medallion around a ceiling fan or lighting fixture to “pop” some visual friendliness to the ceiling.

Create a window treatment by hanging a pair of brackets on either side of a window. Insert a dowel rod through the brackets and drape with fabric.

Accent interior doorways with a keystone.

Create customized shelves to hold knickknacks using molding or PVC boards. Faux-finish the pieces to make your collection stand out.

Add a one-piece fireplace mantel surround to an existing fireplace or create a faux fireplace area using these durable accent pieces.

Create a welcoming look over a garage or gable area by installing a urethane wreath and bow.

Flank the window opening between two rooms (like a kitchen and family room) with a pair of urethane shutters. The lightweight shutters can be stained or painted to accent the walls.

Add a scalloped molding border to a child’s room to launch it into a princess or medieval theme.

Install a set of pilasters on either side of the garage door and a long door crosshead over the top.

For more, check out fypon.com or browse your favorite home improvement store.

Geri Nikolai writes about home and garden for the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star. She can be contacted at 815-871-6850 or gmnikolai@gmail.com.